An engaging film that didn't find its audience, or so it seems. Though there's no proof this film seems to be punished for neither being Bridesmaids at one end of the spectrum not Forgetting Sarah Marshall at the other.
This is a shame as on its own The Five Year Engagement is, as it's own entity, an enjoyable, somewhat unpredictable, yes, of course, some plot points are completely predictable, yet the movie holds its own and has pathos as well as humor, if sometimes raunchy.
Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, and the excellent supporting cast do a fine job and are convincing in their roles. The writing and script are effective and moods vary which perhaps is a reason for some viewer push back.
For me, I related to the ups and downs, the feelings of insecurity that are a strong theme of the film. It isn't, thankfully, standard romcom fare. Beyond some wildly comic moments there is heart within this film..
The BlueRay is filled with lots of extras that bring perspective to the filmmaking and ideas behind the film. It's a bit more subdued than some other Judd Apatow productions but in many ways more subtle and feeling genuine which makes it worth serious consideration.
- Actors: Alison Brie, Jason Segel, Chris Pratt, Emily Blunt
- Directors: Nicholas Stoller
- Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Universal Sony Pictures Entertainment
- Run Time: 124.00 minutes
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- ASIN: B0776K6TK3
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